This is a brand new updated version of the FMS F-15 Eagle. For starters, the F-15 is now made of strong EPO foam as opposed to the EPS foam used in prior models. The motor was upgraded to a more powerful 2840-3150kV power plant with 11-blade EDF unit and the ESC was upgraded from a 35A to a 40A. The battery bay has been expanded to accommodate a larger 4S 2200mAh LiPo battery. All these improvements make this version significantly more advanced than the prior model, so we have designated it as version 2 (V2).
Landing gear is easily removable so this can be hand launched and belly landed. It you want the most speed like the guys at Motion RC, we recommend you remove the under wing missiles, drop tanks, and landing gear. If you are more of a scale flyer, the F15 flies just fine with the missiles in place albeit a little slower. While this is a 4 channel plane, the rudder channel is for steering only - there is no functional rudder. The Motion RC pilots recommend flying the plane using 5 channels - we separate the elevator into two channels so we can subtrim the elevator halves for perfect control. This vastly improved EDF is a pleasure to fly and demonstrates very stable flight behavior.
710mm / 28.0in
960mm / 37.8in
2840-3150kV Brushless Motor
40A ESC with XT60 Connector
Propeller / EDF
11-Blade 64mm EDF
9g x 5
Fixed main gear, steerable nose gear
4 Cell 14.8V 2000 - 2600 mAh Lipo Battery with XT60 Connector
Still in testing... Several flights in using as belly lander several coats of modge podge over custom paint and calli graphics.. Little fast with no flaps for landing but would get ripped off ... Overall great flying good vertical and stable in the air.. Would like to see a 70mm with retracts flaps and rudder.. I would honestly say 8 out of 10 because there is no such thing as perfect..
Arrived on schedule, well boxed/protected, plane went together quickly, looks fabulous. Had no power to the motor after hookup, did the throttle full on before battery hookup, when the throttle was dropped, motor activated. So far can't get my my 2.4 receiver to bind, had to use 72 mz to test, and find that the room for a receiver with battery (2600mAh 4s) installed - almost none. Hopefully a maiden flight in spring, more info then.
I have owned one for many years and it has served me well.This jet flys like its on rails and very easy to control and land.This is a great value for your hard earned cash!
Talk about impressive! I have been flying Motion RC jets for several years now. I have the F-16, F-18, F-22, F-35 and now this F-15. All aircraft are 4S models. This is by far the best. I definitely would not say it has a 1 to 1 thrust ratio, but it certainly has quite a bit. Not only is it very fast, the sound is incredibly realistic! I also have the 80mm, 6s A-10 as well. That is a much larger aircraft with a very realistic jet sound. But to get a little 64mm aircraft that sounds like this is crazy. I flew this one right out of the box with no adjustments. It is highly maneuverable and has excellent glide and flare abilities. Just like with all of the other military jets, you gotta have fast eyes. The small size, deliberate camouflage, and quick speed can make you lose orientation before you realize it. Don't blink! Cons: Of course no aircraft is perfect and this one isn't either. First issue is the battery compartment. It will barely hold a 4s 2200mAh battery. If you have a larger receiver or your battery swells even the slightest, it may not fit. The battery compartment leaves much to be desired. I also am not a fan of the elevators. They mount to the body with glue only. Some screws or a small plastic rod would have been awesome. If the glue fails in flight, you already know what happens. That's about it folks. Regardless of a few cons, I still gave this one 5 stars. You definitely get your money's worth with this one!
This F-15 is a joy to fly. Stable at any speed. Just wish the LG was more robust. Flew for the first time today (7-14-18). Temps were 90 degrees,no wind, field surrounded by corn. No trim inputs needed. I would consider it a good DF trainer.
Very cool 64 mm jet. 4s has lots of power.
I have some earlier FMS small jets that were just OK. I recently bought the F-15 though and found this FMS model to be excellent. It is upgraded design and flies amazing on a 4 cell 2200. Mine came with 11 blade fan 3150kv motor and 40 amp esc. I am really happy with it. I did fly a 3s 2200 and found it sluggish and tail heavy so 4s is the way to go.
My first EDF, so I can't complain about anything EXCEPT the aircraft markings. This bird is supposed to be ac 80-033 of the 57th FIS "The Black Knights of Keflavik", well known for the black and white checkerboards on the vertical stabs, at the now-closed Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland. We had an Air Force squadron of F-15C/Ds there and intercepted the Russian Bears during the Cold War. I worked with the real 80-033 while I was up there. The problem is the Boar painted on the inside of the vertical stabs- that particular marking was not on the 57th FIS birds, it is from the 390th FS "Wild Boars" at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho, which I also worked with. SOME 57th FIS F-15s DID have a black painting of Iceland on the inside of the vertical stab, however, 033 did not. Here is a pic of her before she was painted as the AFI (Air Forces Iceland) group marking Note the iside of the vertical stab. http://www.verslo.is/baldur/1024/F-15C_33_firstl_024.jpg
I had always wanted a "lobby scale" F-15 model like I saw at work to commemorate my time working on the F-15. This is a beautiful scale model that never fails to wow visitors to my "hangar." It also flies reasonably well for a scale airplane, and looks Very Much like its namesake when in the air. While it is a challenging plane to fly, it a reasonable first EDF jet as long as you have plenty of stick time on high-performance propeller aircraft. Here is an example of the scale aerobatics this jet can perform in the hands of an average pilot like myself. Like the real jet, what it most wants to do is go fast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhUfph6GY_Y I highly recommend you make the nose mod shown in the video below. The liability of the nose to damage is the only reason I wouldn't give this plane 5 stars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD5Jq9y4FS0&t=330s Overall a good value for the money, and I've never had a bad experience from MotionRC.
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